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Venu Gupta

What We Carry No Matter Where We Go

We carry light, each of us, without a doubt. And, we carry much more, sometimes dark and sometimes heavy.  The four of us took off for a year of travel on December 25, 2022 with four carry-on suitcases, four hiking backpacks, and four daypacks. If you had asked us then, we absolutely believed that we

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Year of Travel
Venu Gupta

During a Year of Travel, Why Would Travel Be Beside the Point?

I hate mini-golf. It doesn’t require skill or strategy. (Note: Sendhil strongly disagrees on this point.) Instead, you pick out a “golf club” with sticky tape (where the sticky part has long since turned to brown tacky slime) and stand around in neon lights, taking turns hitting a glow-in-the-dark ball through a glow-in-the-dark windmill, or

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Unexpected Places
Venu Gupta

Amorgos, Greece

Venu recounts how the remote Cycladic Island of Amorgos nourished her heart and soul (despite a near-death experience with an olive).

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